Nursing Students Organize Community Health Promotion Fair



04.05.2016


West Shore Community College’s graduating nursing students will hold the annual Community Health Promotion Fair on April 13, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital in the Medical Office Building Lobby.

This event provides nursing students the opportunity to offer information on current health issues to the public.

“Health education is an important role of nurses and the fair will focus on significant health promotion topics of interest to our local community.  This is a senior project by our nursing students and provides them the experience of researching health information, creating presentations, and talking to the public about health promotion topics,” said Ruth Freebury, Director of Nursing and Allied Health on the WSCC campus.

This year’s health topics include blood glucose monitoring and diabetes, stroke and CVA, immunizations, breast feeding, alcohol and effects on the body, drunk driving, cancer awareness and prevention, organic & inorganic food, stress, sexually transmitted infections and more.

Visual displays, written handouts, and interactive education will be provided by the nursing students. In addition to the valuable learning experience for students, Freebury explained, the health fair provides an opportunity for community members to get information to help themselves to become or remain healthy. 

“We hope many community members will join us,” Freebury added.

For more information about the health fair, contact the nursing department at the college.


Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Relations